IPL 2021: RCB’s Devdutt Padikkal to get huge pay raise as he slammed a ton in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
IPL 2021 news and updates: Devdutt Padikkal, the star young opener of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, has proven his worth as an opener time and time again. This time, his undefeated 99 have propelled Karnataka to a victory in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. After his superb performance in his first IPL season, he is now considering making a salary hike.
RCB in 2019 brought the youngster for just 20 lakhs and he proved his mettle by slamming consecutive half centuries in his first four innings. Devdutt Paddikal also broke many records as a debutant and received the Emerging Player of the Season award in 2020.
The talented young opener has amassed 473 points in 15 games with an average of 31.53 which also includes five half centuries. He scored all the points with an impressive strike rate of 124.80 and showed signs of a promising player.
Records of Devdutt Padikkal in IPL 2020:
- The only player to have loaded three half centuries in his first four IPL matches.
- The only batsman to have scored half a century IPL on his debut in the past 10 years.
- 473 – Most races as an uncapped Indian player in the first season of the Indian Premier League.
- He ended his IPL campaign as RCB’s top scorer in 2020, leaving behind Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
RCB IPL 2020 full team:
Virat Kohli, Washington SundarAB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Joshua Philippe, Shivam Dube, Kane Richardson, Pavan Deshpande, Dale Steyn, Shahbaz Ahamad, Gurkeerat Mann, Isuru Udana.
Most likely retention choice for RCB in IPL 2021:
Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Devdutt Paddikal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini.
Players likely to lose RCB’s IPL contract during IPL 2021:
Umesh Yadav, Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Varun Aaron, Parthiv Patel, Kane Richardson.
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